1960 Mercedes-Benz 190B 4-Speed
Final bid:$6,700
Categories: Non-Porsche
Auction type: ReserveSold
5 bids, 2 comments

Vehicle Details

  • Year: 1960
  • Make: Mercedes-Benz
  • Model: 190B
  • VIN: 12101010023230
  • Mileage: 51,489mi (5-digit odometer)
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Title Status: Clean
  • Color: Black
  • Seller Type: Private Party
  • Location: Canoga Park, CA 91307
  • Lot #: V-0033611

The original predecessor of the mid-sized E-Class executive sedan, the Mercedes-Benz W121 was introduced as the 190 in 1956. This 1960 190B comes finished in black over a tan vinyl interior and is said to have remained with its original owner until 2015. The second owner reportedly completed a light mechanical restoration including new tires, brakes, a fuel system service, and more, before being acquired by the seller last year. It features a 1.9-liter inline four-cylinder engine paired with a 4-speed manual transmission, 13” steel wheels with body-colored hub caps, roll-up windows, a radio, and more. It is now being offered for auction by its seller out of California.

This 190B comes finished in black and features chrome bumpers with over riders, fender-mounted turn signals, and a driver-side mirror. The finish is believed to remain mostly original showing wear commensurate with age and use. Detailed images can be found in the gallery. It rides on a set of 13” steel wheels with body-colored hubcaps, which come dressed in Bridgestone Insignia SL tires.

The cabin features two rows of bench seating upholstered in tan vinyl with matching door panels and carpets. Amenities include roll-up windows, VDO instrumentation, a radio, and wood trim. The seller notes that the seats, door cards, headliner, wood, and carpets may have been replaced at some point, the driver seat has a tear, the headliner is loose, and some of the rubber seals are showing signs of wear. All gauges and accessories are said to remain functional.

Power comes from a 1.9-liter inline four-cylinder engine with Solex 32 Paitia carburetors, sending as much as 79 HP and 103 lb.-ft of torque to the rear wheels by way of a 4-speed manual transmission. Under previous ownership, the car is said to have received a fuel system service as well as new brakes and tires.

This sale will include a clean title, toolkit, spare wheel, jack, and two sets of keys.

The seller would like you to know:  "I came across this car as I was banking in Tarzana as I chatted to the person next in line from me. He is a dentist who has his practice in the same building. We got chatting about cars and he mentioned this car. He bought it from the original owner back in 2015, and the car was parked in the building's underground structure. So off we went to see it. It was quite dusty, but you could see it was a solid car. When he bought it he had all the mechanicals gone through brakes, fuel system, tires, etc., with the intention of doing a light cosmetic restoration, but he never got around to it, and now he was retiring, and no longer had the parking space available. I bought the car last year also with the intention of doing a light resto on it, namely replacing the headliner, and getting the storage dings and dents taken out of it. Moving forward the car starts on the button, yes in those days you had a button to start the cars, just like modern-day cars, it runs and drives beautifully, the steering is tight, gear changes are smooth and the brakes are excellent. Indicators and light work as they should, and the car comes with a lovely tool kit, spare wheel, and jack. I bought the car for my son, who once liked it, but doesn't know how to drive stick, and said it didn't have a/c or Apple CarPlay so if anyone out there who wants a genuine 55k mile Mercedes Benz 190, that runs and drives beautifully get your skates on. Those of you who are James Bond fans will recognize this Mercedes Model 190 as featured in the Goldfinger chase scenes, where they manage to keep up with the Aston Martin DB, check out this video, it's worth the watch" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFi-k_zQqe4

Auction Results

  • Sold for: $6,700
  • Auction End: Sep 06, 2023 07:10:08PM UTC
  • Number of Bids: 5
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  • 57Angel-Salish 7 months, 3 weeksago

    Sold for $6,700

  • 57Angel-Salish 7 months, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $6,700

  • jns7853 7 months, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $6,100

  • mopydick 7 months, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $5,800

  • eurocol (seller) 7 months, 3 weeksago

    Thank you for your bids,
    and thank you to those of you who contacted me privately through the contact bidder button,
    anyone with a DB5 should buy this to keep it company.
    Pcarmarket contacted me and suggested that I sell the car to the highest bidder,
    with this in mind, I will consider accepting the highest bid.
    Regards. jp

  • jns7853 7 months, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $5,400

  • Mikeh 7 months, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $5,000

1960 Mercedes-Benz 190B 4-Speed
Final bid: $6,700 Sold
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